NBC4 Washington Reporter, Wendy Rieger, Dies from Brain Cancer
Wendy Rieger, a very famous anchor, and reporter died on Saturday in Montgomery County, Maryland. She was battling brain cancer. She was diagnosed with cancer almost one year ago, and till then only she was dealing with it. In this one year, she underwent many surgeries and treatments. But suddenly her cancer turned aggressive a few weeks back and started spreading in her other parts.
Tributes for Wendy Rieger:-
The NBC4 Washington News station said by a tweet, ”We lost our smart, vibrant, wonderful Wendy Rieger today. She had so many passions and lived her life by sharing them with everyone she could.”
Tommy McFly tweeted,” There will never ever ever be another Wendy RIEGER. Rest well my sweet friend”
Everyone is sad about her death. They are sending their RIP messages on Twitter and other social media accounts. When she died, she was holding her husband, Dan’s, hands.
Who was Wendy Rieger?
She was a longtime local television news anchor in Washington, D.C. She worked for NBC station WRC-TV for more than 30 years. If we talk about her academic carrier, she graduated from American University in 1980 with a degree in journalism.
She used to work as an actress in Norfolk and late 1970s she thought of making her journalism debut. She spent much of the 1980s time in public and commercial radio. She also worked for CNN’s Washington bureau as a weekend reporter. And after that in 1988, started working for WRC as a nighttime street reporter.
She got an award from Washingtonian magazine in the year 2008 for her commitment to environmental safety and its preservation. She also received local Emmy Awards, including 1 for a report on Vietnam 20 years after the war.
Wendy Rieger Death Cause:-
She was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May 2021 and retired in December after 33 years at WRC. According to the hospital, earlier her cancer was not so aggressive and she underwent many treatments. But suddenly it turned into an aggressive one and started spreading to other parts very fast.
Doctors tried their best, but they could not save her.